The City of Las Vegas and the neighboring City of Henderson have four different detention centers that jail the criminal offenders after they are arrested. This is good considering, the City of Las Vegas attracts destination vacationers from all over the world in any season. Knowing that the City of Las Vegas has public safety foremost in mind helps drive tourism to this adult play land. The City of Las Vegas and Clark County have an excellent police and sheriff department, who are professional and respectful to the citizens, visitors and suspects alike.
Clark County Detention Center (CCDC)
This is the largest detention facility in Clark County, Nevada. Located at 330 South Casino Center, Las Vegas, NV. The buildings of the Clark County Detention Center cover a city block behind the Golden Nugget Casino. This medium-security detention facility is the responsibility of the metropolitan police department. The jail is used to house inmates and all persons arrested in Clark County and felony inmates from the city.
Henderson Detention Center
The Henderson Detention Center’s facility is on 18 Basic Road, Henderson, NV, behind the Henderson Courthouse a few miles South East of Las Vegas. Any person who is arrested in Henderson will be detained at this jail. The Henderson Detention Center is under contract to house inmates arrested by other services, including immigration. The staff is more than 110 and there are 500 inmates. The employee to inmate ratio is five to one, making this facility one of most outstanding facilities in the state. There is 24-hour nursing care, weekly visits by physicians and dental care.
Las Vegas Detention Center
This facility is sometimes called the City Jail and is located at 3300 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, NV. The Las Vegas Detention Center detains felony and misdemeanor suspects and inmates from the city and county, and several federal jurisdictions, such as the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and the U.S. Marshal Service. The Las Vegas Detention Center houses between 880-980 inmates at any given time.
North Las Vegas Detention Center
The North Las Vegas Detention Center has jurisdiction over misdemeanor inmates from Las Vegas and those from several U.S. federal agencies. Now, the jail is empty. The city voted to shut the jail facility down because of the reduction of funds in 2012. Those arrested will be detained at the jail facility at 3300 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, NV. Nearly all of the correctional officers who worked at the facility were laid off and assigned to other Las Vegas area detention centers.